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Star Time: 12 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing Audemars Piguet

There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of these big-name stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special watches to which they lend their own names. Below is a list of 12 sports watches from eight brands, developed in honor of, and named for, their famous representatives. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: New Breitling Chronomat Airborne Watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 Airborne

The iconic Breitling Chronomat pilots’ watch turns 30 this year. To mark the occasion, Breitling has released four new models of the Breitling Chronomat Airborne collection, in two case sizes, at Baselworld 2014. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Casio Introduces Two New Pro Trek Watches

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At the Baselworld 2014 fair this week, Casio brought out two new additions to the Pro Trek family of watches, which are designed for rugged use in the outdoors. The PRG270B and the PRW6000Y both feature updated versions of Casio’s Triple Sensor system, along with a number of other features. Let’s take a look at each of them in turn. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Casio Unveils New G-Shock with GPS Technology

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Among Casio’s new product releases presented to the press at Baselworld is a new, analog G-Shock watch that combines GPS information and radio wave signals. This marks the first time that Casio has incorporated GPS technology into a G-Shock watch. The watch, called the GPW1000, will be able to synchronize to GPS and smartphone devices and to check its own timekeeping accuracy against satellites and atomic timekeeping signals. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: Patek Philippe to Unveil New Booth at Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe New Booth - Baselworld 2014

Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and I have continued to preview new watches and cover other news on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. This week Patek Philippe, one of Baselworld's most popular exhibitors, announced that it will be debuting an all-new booth at the fair. … [Read more...]

Camo and Chrono: 7 New Casio G-Shock Watches

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Fans and collectors of Casio G-Shock watches now have seven more reasons to make room on their shelves and wrists. The brand has launched three new styles of Casio G-Shock watches — an all-analog chronograph, an analog-digital chrono, and a military-style, camouflage-pattern all-digital model — available in a total of seven new color schemes. … [Read more...]

Hublot Breaks Ground on Its New Manufacture

Hublot Manufacture groundbreaking - Biver & Guadalupe

To accommodate its continued growth, and to further assist in the verticalization of its watch production, Hublot began construction of a second building that will more than double the surface area of its existing manufacture in Nyon, Switzerland. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: The 5 Coolest Omega Constellation Watches

Omega Constellation Grande Lux

I've covered lots of Omega Seamasters and Speedmasters — the brand's most popular families — in my series of Fratello Friday columns on Omega, but let’s not forget about the Constellation. Although the current Constellation is popular mostly in Asia, past models were considered to be the brand's flagships just about everywhere. This week's article reveals my five favorite Omega Constellation timepieces of all time. … [Read more...]

New Casio Sports Watch is Compatible With iPhone Fitness Apps

Casio STB-1000 watch

Casio, which launched its first Casio G-Shock watch with Bluetooth technology in 2011, introduced the latest generation in its series of smartphone-compatible watches at last week's 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Casio STB-1000 uses Bluetooth v4.0, with low-energy wireless technology, to enable wearers to check personal fitness data from popular mobile apps, operate a music player on a smartphone, and more. … [Read more...]

Advertisement: ARRI DoP*1 Limited Edition — The Cinematographer’s Watch

ARRI DoP-1 watch

There are countless wristwatches on the market catering to specialty technical fields, such as aviation, diving, race-car driving and engineering, but none that had ever been specifically designed for professional photographers, and offering a countdown-to-zero function. … [Read more...]

Breaking the Mold: 5 Offbeat Watches from Baselworld

Stefan Kudoke watch

Contrary to popular belief, Baselworld is not just a steady stream of tourbillons, chronographs, and watches that are mostly black. The show does play host to some individualists who create watches that are outside the mainstream. Some are newcomers, and some return year after year, reliably delighting us with their unique vision. In this feature from WatchTime's October 2013 issue, we take a look at a few of their creations. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 4 Vintage Omega Watches Under $1,000

Omega Seamaster De Ville - 1968

WatchTime has asked me to publish a series of blog posts about Omega watches. As you probably know by now, on Fratellowatches.com we have a Speedmaster topic every Tuesday, called Speedy Tuesday. A successful series of articles also resulted in a "Speedy Tuesday" Event (photo report here) at the official ‘Space Expo’ visitors' center  of the European Space Agency in The Netherlands. However, the Speedmaster is just one of many models in the Omega catalog. … [Read more...]

Seiko Grand Seiko 44GS Historical Collection

Seiko Grand Seiko 44GS Historical watch

These days, watch brands view just about any anniversary as an opportunity to issue a limited edition. This proliferation diminishes the impact of truly significant anniversaries. This year, Seiko is celebrating one of them with this week's Watch to Watch, which comes to us from WatchTime's October 2013 issue. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Top 10 Chronograph Movements, Part 2

Omega Caliber 9300

In last week's Fratello Friday article, I revealed the first five choices in my personal list of top 10 chronograph movements. This week, I cover the remaining five. Once again, a reminder that these are my personal favorites, based on my own experiences and tastes as a watch collector of more than 15 years. Professional watchmakers and other experts may disagree with my choices, and I am by no means a professional watchmaker. And, as always, I am happy to hear others' opinions on the … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for a “Wet” Christmas: 23 Divers’ Watches

Rolex Sea-Dweller

Last week we helped you pick out a watch for the lady in your life, guiding you to our recent posts covering 25 ladies' watches. This week we're looking at 23 divers' watches covered on Watchtime.com. Follow the links below to find some great gift ideas for the divers and water sports enthusiasts on your holiday gift list. In our list of 6 Extreme Divers’ Watches, we look at six divers' watches that can withstand extreme depths, including watches that go as deep as 4,000 meters, like the … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Everyone Needs at Least One, Right? My Top 5 Digital Watches

Tissot T-Touch Expert

Perhaps it is a bit like cursing in a church when discussing digital watches on a site devoted primarily to luxury watches, but I am certain that everyone should own at least one. Why? Firstly, as a reference watch that you can use to set all your other timepieces; secondly, because the digital watch does have its own place in horological history. Being a child of the 1980s, I grew up with a black plastic Casio as my first wristwatch. In 1985, when I was eight years old, I received it – … [Read more...]

Advertisement: Hublot and Ferrari – The Art of Fusion

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Brought together through a shared passion for technique and a common consumer base, watch and car manufacturers have a long history of joining forces. While it seems that every notable watchmaker has aligned itself with a top automobile brand, one of today’s most visible partnerships is that of Hublot and Ferrari. … [Read more...]

Horological Hoopsters: More NBA Stars Endorse Watch Brands

Tony Parker wearing the Tissot PRC 200 Tony Parker.

As we approach the start of the NBA season, we are reminded that Lebron James — who recently teamed with Audemars Piguet to create a personalized watch — isn't the only hardcourt hero to join forces with a watch brand. IWC and Tissot have introduced collaborations in recent weeks with, respectively, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. At an event at its flagship boutique on New York's Madison Avenue, IWC announced Anthony as an official "Friend … [Read more...]

Advertisement: Hublot Big Bang Aero Bang Depeche Mode

Hublot Big Bang Aero Bang Depeche Mode

Hublot and Depeche Mode have come together in a joint fundraising initiative to benefit charity: water, a non-profit organization which brings clean, safe drinking water to the developing world. In honor of the partnership, Hublot designed the limited-edition Big Bang Aero Bang Depeche Mode — with a portion of the proceeds of each watch directly benefiting the charity. … [Read more...]

Casio Watch Confidential: The Inside Story of the Casio G-Shock and Other Casio Watches

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Download this FREE feature from the WatchTime magazine archives and learn more about the world of Casio watches! There aren’t a lot of non-mechanical watches that have inspired excitement among collectors, but Casio watches – particularly the famous G-Shock — are among the rare exceptions. And even diehard fans of Swiss mechanicals are impressed with Casio’s technological prowess. Casio has never made, and has no plans to make, a traditional, mechanical watch. However, what makes … [Read more...]